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Day 1: Addis Ababa

Stop At: National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI Street, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Meet at Bole International airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is exploring the town of Addis Ababa; we began with National Museum to view the 3.6 million-year-old remains of Lucy, whose skeletal remains were discovered in 1974.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Aratkilo area Addis, Addis Ababa 123 Ethiopia
visit also the Holy Trinity Cathedrals and time permitting Mount Entoto which rises up to an altitude of 3200 meters and offers the panoramic view of the metropolis and Mercato the open market.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Bale Mountains - Dinsho Lodge

Stop At: Dinsho, Ethiopia
We start a full day’s drive to the Bale Mt. National Park, traveling thorough the southeast part of the capital, where fertile land is cultivated by the Oromo people. We arrive at Dinsho (Park HQ) in the afternoon, in time to walk around and see some of the endemic mammals: Menelik’s Bushbuck, and Mountain Nyala. And birds Blue-winged goose, Spot-breasted lapwing, Abyssinian long claw, Wattled ibis, Black-headed siskin, Rouget’s rail, and of course other species, too.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Lodge

Day 3: Dinsho - Geysay Valley

Stop At: Dinsho, Ethiopia
The whole day wonder around Dinsho and Geysay Valley. In time hike to see three of the endemic mammals: Menelik’s Bushbuck, Mountain Nyala and Ethiopian wolf.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Lodge

Day 4: Wolla Valley (Kotera)

Stop At: Bale Mountains, Bale Goba 150 km east of Shashamene in the Oromia Region National State, Goba Ethiopia
Accompanied by your guide, a scout and packhorses we trek 5 hrs through the lush highland vegetation to our first campsite. The air here is clean and crisp and the scenery utterly stunning.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

Day 5: Wassema Valley

Stop At: Bale Mountains, Bale Goba 150 km east of Shashamene in the Oromia Region National State, Goba Ethiopia
After breakfast we resume trek that will last for approx. 7-8 hrs. The trek offers the chance to see Ethiopia’s endemic Abyssinian Wolf.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

Day 6: Gebre Guracha

Stop At: Mount Batu, Ethiopia
Today we trek through the highlands, crossing Batu Mountain on the way to Gebre Guracha. Wild flowers abound, the dominant plant being the Helichrysm, or ‘everlasting’ flowers. The Everlasting plant can be seen in several forms, but the grey bushes of H. splendidum are the most striking with their yellow flowers. Several rodent species are found in the area.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

Day 7: Sanetti Plateau to Goba Town

Stop At: Sanetti Plateau, Ethiopia
We trek for 5 hrs to the highest peak in the Bale Mountains, Tullu Deemtu (4377m, 14357ft) which is part of the Sanetti Plateau. The vistas are simply unbelievable and so photogenic. Here you will find small alpine lakes and typical afro-alpine vegetation that includes the Giant Lobelia and shrubs such as ‘Everlasting’. Vistas reach out to the strange pinnacles of Chorchora Peak and across the sheer-sided Tegona River Gorge. There are views to the steep-sided volcanic plug of Konteh Tullu and the long, craggy ridges of Mount Batu.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight Hotel

Day 8: Goba - Addis Ababa

Stop At: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Drive back to Addis Ababa with stops on the way at rift valley Lakes. Evening a fare well dinner party in one of the traditional Ethiopian restaurant with dances from different ethnic groups. Then transfer to The Airport for your flight back home.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Departure
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
we pick up from any hotel in Addis Ababa

Airports

  • Bole Airport, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Duration
8 days
Inclusions
  • 8x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 8 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ethiopia
  • Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Bale Mountains
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Drink Fees
  • Video and Photographic Expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: Simien Mountains Tours
51 reviews
TramPamPamPam
20
Day trip to Menagesha
Menagesha National Forest is a first national park in Ethiopia. Currently it's a getaway for people in Addis on
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georgedN8249TP
10
Thanks to Eco travel agency
I was planning for the trip in Addis Abeba, I was the only person to handle entire team of 19 persons so I
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Nicole B
55
3 Day Simien Mountains Hiking Arranged by Abel
We were recommended to book with Abel by a friend who had done a hike with him earlier this year. We arranged a
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Stefania P
Bristol, United Kingdom
52
Amazing experience with Sahlie discoversimientours!
Sali guided us for 6 nights and 7 days through the simian mountains and he gave us an unbelievably wonderful
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AstridLammers
11
Great experience in Simien mountains
Murad and friend were a great help and company during our hike through Simien mountain. Murad is a friendly and
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duncanmoorephoto
11
Excellent three night trekking experience
Nothing but positive things to say about Abel and his team. We did four days/three nights of trekking and
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Climber829025
31
Day Tour in Adadi Mariam by Simien Mountain Tours
Great day out indeed. My first tour in Ethiopia and quite an experience. My guide Charlie and driver Solomon were
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roni690
Belleville, New Jersey
2910
Simian mountains tours
Taking a tour with Alex and these people was nothing less than amazing Alex the owner of the company was really
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Kevindinh
Singapore, Singapore
811
Excellent trekking tour
Very friendly and professional guide (Abel) and guards. My friend's trekking shoes sole came off and they were so
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BWalhof
Frankfurt, Germany
12
Lifetime trekking experience with an amazing guide
I basically came to Ethiopia for the Simien Mountains, so I had high expectations. I travelled by myself and
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Labrador-labbis
Helsinki, Finland
31
Simien Mountains tour with Abel
We had a wonderful 4 day tour in the Simien Mountains in January 2018. Our guide Abel was just great. He had a lot
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Simon P
Bristol, United Kingdom
20
Brilliant and friendly
Abel and the team are fantastic , friendly and very knowledgable. Good tour, lots of fun. Book it now and you will
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Robbie P
11
Excellent tour!
Abel is a great guide, he knows all about the flora and fauna of the simiens, is friendly, and professional. We
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Romain P
22
Fantastic 5 days trek to Mount Bwahit
I was looking for a 4-5 days trek in the SImien mountains and Abel has been recommended by a friend back in Addis.
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nebulousjoel
Anyang, South Korea
10
Great trekking experience in the Simiens
My friend and I went on a 3-day trek in the Simien Mountains in January 2017 with Abel as a guide. We would
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